Document a gathering and share your interpretation with us.

Winner of "best in show" for awkward canine family photo, 2015. Photo by Krista

Ah, the holiday season! What is the holiday season if not a chance to get together with family and friends to over-indulge in great conversation, food, and maybe even a libation or two? Most gatherings are incomplete without a group photo to mark the occasion. In the spirit of family gatherings, I present this photo of my canine family three — a photo that would surely win “best in show” for an awkward family photo contest.

Winner of "best in show" for awkward canine family photo, 2015. Photo by Krista

Clockwise: Chubbs, Morty, and Gus. Photo by Krista

It could be that Chubbs’ lazy eye is on full display. (It skipped a generation — he gets that from my mom.) It could be that Morty’s expression says he’s about to flee the scene. It could be the vacant look in Gus’ 14-year-old eyes that suggests “TILT.” (The irony is that he’s the gifted one, academically speaking.) This family gathering does not deserve framing, though hopefully it gives you a laugh.

Share with us your interpretation of “gathering.” It could be your entire family decked out in ugly holiday sweaters. It could be a group of seagulls strutting down the beach. Perhaps it’s a basket of fresh herbs you’ve collected from your garden for that awesome pasta dish this evening.

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